Quanity of Epipens?

Posted on: Tue, 03/21/2000 - 4:54am
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Exactly how many epipen juniors should we have on hand? Currently we have two epipens which go with our peanut allergy son where ever he goes. Any suggestions?

Posted on: Tue, 03/21/2000 - 5:43am
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pWe keep four of them. One is at babysitter's, our house, my mom's house, and one is in the diaper bag. We carry the diaper bag with us at all times./p
pI may begin carrying two in the diaper bag./p

Posted on: Tue, 03/21/2000 - 11:42am
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pI carry three epipens at all times in my sons diaper bag. This goes everywhere my son goes. Thanks./p

Posted on: Tue, 03/21/2000 - 10:22pm
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pI have six which is probably more than I need but the insurance does pay for most of it. The only two times my daughter ever needed them was when she was at daycare. The first time, the daycare only had one and the teacher ended up getting it in her finger by accident (which is not uncommon). Luckily that wasn't a severe reaction but they were just following the instructions to administer the epi if in doubt. The second time a different teacher tried to administer it, thought something was wrong with the Epipen, picked up the second one and gave her that. She realized there wasn't anything wrong with the first one but it was good she had a spare to grab when she got nervous./p
pWe also keep two in my daughter's backpack that goes with her everywhere (my husband takes them in his office while she is at daycare) and two I keep in the kitchen. I keep the two in the kitchen so I know where they are and I don't have to try to hunt down the backpack if I need them in a hurry./p

Posted on: Wed, 03/22/2000 - 10:51am
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pI have 4. One stays home, one in the diaper bag, one at grandmas, and one is *always* in my purse. Many times during errands I don't grab the diaper bag for every stop and at least I know that I have one in my purse. Sometimes when I will go out without my daughter, I'll take a little tiny purse. It feels so good to be free of the epi, diaper, wipes etc., etc... :-)/p

Posted on: Thu, 03/23/2000 - 4:06am
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pHi, I ALWAYS carry two in my diaper bag (incase one malfunctions or a second injection is needed) I don't go anywhere with out my diaper bag. I also keep one in my kitchen. If I had a problem with the kitchen epi, I can always resort to my diaper bag which is stored in a nearby closet. Here is a hint which works well for me. I put my epi's and my benadryl and spoon in a fanny pack, then I put the fanny pack in the diaper bag. This way if I really want to lighten up my load I just attach the fanny pack to me and feel safe!!!/p

Posted on: Thu, 03/23/2000 - 2:59pm
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pHi/p
pMy daughter's fanny pack which she always carries with her has two in it, her school has a spare one in the office, her daycare (for after school care) has a spare one in their medication cupboard and I always have one in my purse./p
pJust FYI./p

Posted on: Thu, 03/23/2000 - 3:43pm
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pWe have three, but he is always with me or my husband. I have one in my purse. Two are in his pack which stays on a special shelf beside the front door when we are home. He wears the pack when we leave the house for any reason, even a walk.br /
We did have four, but one just expired.br /
Donna/p

Posted on: Fri, 03/24/2000 - 2:57am
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pHi, we have six: one at caregiver's house, one at school in classroom, one with me, one with my husband, one with my five year old at all times and one extra. The plan is to have 2 pens available wherever Troy is, at home or school or out shopping with us, or at caregiver's house./p

Posted on: Sat, 03/25/2000 - 5:39am
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pwe have 8. 2 at school, 2 in house, two in my pocketbook, and two that daddy keeps so he doesn't have to take mine every time he leaves with our son alone. I was afraid one of us would forget to return it back and we would be unprotected. The only time they are removed now is when they expire. This sounds like a lot, but it gives me one less thing to remember - or FORGET./p

Posted on: Tue, 05/30/2000 - 7:21am
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pSandra, I have three epipens. Two are at the school - one my 4 year old son wears in a fanny pack that his teacher puts on him each morning and takes off each night and one is close to the teacher. Then, the third one I have in purse at all times. It was requested by the school that we provide two epipens in case the ambulance did not arrive in time. Also, make sure of the weight of your child and whether he/she needs the epipen junior or an epipen. My doctor was prescribing an epipen junior when my son was actually just at the weight for the epipen./p

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